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APA Style Quick Guide: What is APA Style?

APA Style

What is APA Style?

APA Style is a standardized format for writing that has been established by the American Psychological Association. It is generally used by students and scholars working within a behavioral science discipline.

Keep in mind that APA Style refers to:

  • the format & structure of your paper.
  • how you cite other authors within the body of your paper.
  • how you compile a references page at the end of your paper.

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APA Word Template

APA Style Resources

Book cover for the Publication Manual of the American Psychological AssociationPublication Manual of the American Psychological Association by American Psychological Association Staff 

Call Number: BF76.7 .P83 2010 (Two copies available One at the library front desk and other in the main collection)

The go to source for the guidelines on structuring your paper and references in APA style.

Book cover for the APA style guide to electronic referencesAPA style guide to electronic references by American Psychological Association Staff

Good source for referencing and citing things you find on the web or other electronic forms. Examples include Youtube, course lectures, Facebook and more.

A word about Plagiarism & Academic Integrity

Following citation style rules helps protect you from unintentionally plagiarizing someone else's work. To learn more about plagiarism, please see NWACC Library's resources on academic integrity and Plagiarism.

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